Over the course of the series, O’Neal will challenge Olympian Michael Phelps in swimming; Super Bowl champ Pittsburgh Steeler Ben Roethlisberger in football; reigning U.S. Open, Australian Open and Wimbledon champion Serena Williams in tennis; championship fighter Oscar de la Hoya in boxing; St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols in baseball; and Olympic gold medalists Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor in beach volleyball.
According to USA Today, O’Neal said he came up with the idea as a fun way to help train for the NBA season and figured sports fans “would really want to see an athlete play another sport.” He knew most of the athletes and recruited some of them on Twitter. Filming begins Wednesday.
“These athletes may be on top of their game, but I am up for the challenge,” O’Neal said in a press release. “I plan to train hard and win, so look out.”
O’Neal joins the Cleveland Cavaliers next season.
First singers and actresses get their own reality now athleates are joining the trend! This is getting really ridiculous!